NEED TO KNOW

CAPITAL Male
POPULATION 396,334
AREA 298 sq km
LANGUAGE Divehi
CURRENCY Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)

WHEN TO TRAVEL

Best time to travel  January
Best time to travel  February
Best time to travel  March
Best time to travel  April
Good time to travel  May
Good time to travel  June
Good time to travel  July
Good time to travel  August
Not a good time to travel  September
Good time to travel  October
Good time to travel  November
Good time to travel  December

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

For current information on government travel advice, please refer to the U.S. Passports & International travel, the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

For current information regarding health, recommended vaccines and the location of trustworthy doctors and medical clinics, please refer to the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers website.

AVERAGE ACCOMMODATION COST ($US)
  • 3 star hotel: $130
  • 4 star hotel: $400
  • 5 star hotel: $600
 Average in the good period to travel. Rates change throughout the year depending on high or low tourist seasons.
AVERAGE MEAL COST ($US)
  • Inexpensive restaurant: $3.27
  • Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, 3 courses: $22
ELECTRICITY

230V / 50Hz

REASONS TO VISIT
  • Beach
  • Romance and Honeymoon
OFTEN PAIRED WITH
QUICK FACTS
  • The highest point in the Maldives is only 2.3m above sea level – if sea levels continue to rise, plans are afoot to move the entire population to a new homeland overseas.
  • The Maldives is the flattest and lowest country in the world.
  • The coconut palm is the national tree of the Maldives and the most important plant in the country.
  • There are about 1,200 coral islands in the Maldives, and 200 have people living on them.
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